Exciting Developments in our Fine Arts and Math Departments: Miss Fong Joins Redwood Christian Schools!

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RCS Bay Area Private High School Welcomes Miss Fong

We got to catch up with Rachel after her summer trip to New York! We are excited for her to share her gifts and love of the Lord with RCS students.

What attracted you to minister at Redwood Christian Schools (RCS)?
After teaching at a Christian school for a semester, I loved it. I started looking at other Christian schools I could apply to. However, it wasn’t until I connected with Mr. Cagle that I considered applying to Redwood Christian. After working part-time at the elementary campus this past year, I just felt at home and knew this was where God wanted me to be. I can’t wait to work with the high school!

Tell us about your family and how they are looking forward to this new opportunity.

My parents are very excited for me. They know how much I want to be in the teaching field, and for me to get a teaching position in music right away was a great surprise from the Lord. We are all so blessed and thankful. It’s also a plus that I will work close to home!

How did God call you into teaching and what are your professional credentials?

At first, I didn’t know that God was calling me to the teaching field. I knew He wanted me in a place where I was helping people. I thought He was calling me to become a nurse since I enjoyed working at the nursing/rehab home near my house.  However, that did not work out.  I started teaching piano and violin privately, and sure enough, I loved it!  Finally, it was Dr. Jefferey Benson, the choral director at San Jose State University, who helped me love teaching music even more, especially in the area of choral music. I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and I intend to finish my teaching credential in the next year or two, with future plans on obtaining my master’s degree.

What have been your experiences in Christian education prior to coming to RCS?

I attended a Christian school from kindergarten through 12th grade. I also have teaching experience as a substitute music teacher at California Crosspoint High School (my alma mater).  I love the structure and, of course, the Biblical standards of Christian education.  In addition, when I have children someday, I will send them to a Christian school as well.

Why do you think a Christian education is important for families to consider?

For families who are Christians, having their children in Christian education helps their kids grow more in their walk with the Lord and also helps prevent temptation that they would probably encounter in a public school setting. For non-Christian families, it’s a place their child can feel safe, as well as be confident in an education where every teacher loves him or her as a creation of God.

We know it’s early but what do you love the most about RCS so far?

What I love most about RCS is that it stays true and strong to the faith taught in God’s Word.

How do you hope to make a difference in the lives of RCS students?

I pray and hope to be a teacher that makes a difference in each student’s life spiritually and musically.

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